The Táin - Wolfhound

Louis le Brocquy (1916 – 2012)

  • Artist
    Louis le Brocquy
  • Title
    The Táin - Wolfhound
  • Date
    1969
  • Dimensions
    54 × 38cm
  • Medium
    Lithograph on swiftbrook paper
  • Collection
    Niland Collection
  • Provenance
    Edition of 70 proofs Purchased in 1970
Description

The original Táin published by Dolmen Press in 1969 was applauded as being the great Irish livre d’artiste of the twentieth century comprises 123 illustrations. The same year, the artist produced The Táin portfolios (1969) consisting of three sets of twelve black and white lithographic brush drawings selected from the Táin and grouped by theme. In total, 36 sheets plus five ‘Individual Subjects’ and four chromo-lithographic ‘Epic Shields’ separate.

The Táin portfolios consist of limited editions of 70 proofs each sheet individually signed, dated and numbered by the artist including portfolio numbers (I, II, & III).

Printed by Frank O’Reilly, Dublin, on Swiftbrook paper, each 54 × 38 (38 × 54) cm. Large folios, unbound with title pages and black interleaves. Boxed by Museum Bookbinders, Dublin, black boards stamped in white in a design by the artist.

The Niland house in its collection 15 lithographs out of the 45 that make up The Táin portfolios.

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  1. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Strand Races, West Of Ireland
  2. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Communicating with Prisoners
  3. Louis le Brocquy - Hell Fire Club from Tibradden
  4. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- An Island Funeral
  5. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Portrait Figure of an Irish Gentleman
  6. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - Portrait
  7. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - The Sower
  8. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats as a child
  9. Sean McSweeney - The Road
  10. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Cartoon for Figure of Christ
  11. Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) - Wood Nymph
  12. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats
  13. Norah McGuinness - Tide Receding, Dublin Bay
  14. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Singing “The beautiful Picture“
  15. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Mare and Foals
  16. Jack B. Yeats - White Shower
  17. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  18. Norah McGuinness - Les Bigoudenes
  19. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mitchell
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Red Hanrahan’s Vision
  21. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Jennie Mitchell
  22. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Shruna Meala, Rosses Point
  23. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Jack B. Yeats
  24. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - The Great Breath